Keywords: young children
|ERIC ED301361: Young Children's Oral Language Development. ERIC Digest. - ERIC|
This ERIC Digest presents an overview of the process and mechanics of language development, along with implications for practice. Sections of the discussion focus on: (1) when and how language is learned; (2) oral language components; and (3) nurturing language development. It is argued that teachers can help sustain natural language development by providing environments full of language opportunities...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Language Acquisition; Oral Language; Teacher Role; Young Children
|Uncle Wiggily in the Woods - Howard R. Garis|
LibriVox recording of Uncle Wiggily in the Woods, by Howard R. Garis. Howard Garis, one of the most prolific children's writers of the 20th century, is credited with writing over 1500 Uncle Wiggily stories. In this collection, the loveable old rabbit stays close to home and visits woodland friends. (Summary by Lynne Thompson) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; nature; woodland; bedtime stories; animals; young children
|Uncle Wiggily's Travels - Howard R. Garis|
LibriVox recording of Uncle Wiggily's Travels by Howard R. Garis. Read in English by Claire; Jennifer Dorr; Emily Wright; S R Colon; Lynne Thompson; Michelle Goode; Sharon Kilmer; Greg Giordano; Phil Schempf; Rebecca Braunert-Plunkett This is the second of 79 Uncle Wiggily books published and contains another selection of bedtime stories from those originally published in the Newark Evening News every day except Saturday for over 40 years...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; animals; bedtime stories; young children; rabbit
|Recognising serious illness in feverish young children in primary care - Dr Anthony Harnden|
Lunchtime talk to Oxford Gp's by Anthony Harnden MORLAND HOUSE SURGERY, WHEATLEY DEPARTMENT OF PRIMARY HEALTH CARE, OXFORD UNIVERSITY
Keywords: oxfordprimarycarelearning; Anthony Harnden; Recognising serious illness in feverish young children in primary care
|ERIC ED355479: My ABC's of NASA. Activities for the Primary Student. - ERIC|
This booklet is an alphabet coloring book. The words and pictures for each letter of the alphabet are all related in some way to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, such as "astronaut" for A, "rocket" for R, and "zero-gravity" for Z. (SR)
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Elementary School Students; Letters (Alphabet); Picture Books; Primary Education; Space Exploration; Young Children
|ERIC ED358931: A Developmental Evaluation of Frequency Memory for Actions Presented in Lists and Scripts. - ERIC|
Two experiments tested Hasher and Zacks' (1984) age-invariance hypothesis of frequency memory, which proposed that frequency memory is fully developed when a minimal level of physiological maturation is reached (by two or three years of age). Participating in the first experiment were 24 subjects at each of three ages: 8 years, 11 years, and young adults. In the second experiment, there were 24 subjects at each of 4 ages: 6 years, 8 years, 11 years, and young adults...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Age Differences; Cognitive Development; Cognitive Processes; Individual Development; Memory; Preadolescents; Young Adults; Young Children
|ERIC ED357892: A Resource Booklet on Transitions: SERVEing Young Children Project. - ERIC|
SERVE, the SouthEastern Regional Vision for Education, is a coalition of educators, business leaders, governors and policymakers seeking comprehensive and lasting improvement in education in the five southeastern states. SERVEing Young Children is the early childhood project within SERVE. The first section of this resource booklet introduces the project, which focuses on the transitions children make from home, preschool, or child care into elementary school...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Check Lists; Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten; Program Descriptions; School Readiness; Transitional Programs; Young Children
|ERIC ED356097: A Developmental Sequence in the Comprehension of Emotions: Multiple Emotions, Intensity, and Valence. - ERIC|
This study examined whether varying intensity of emotions can be employed in conjunction with multiple emotion responses and valence of emotion to describe a scalable developmental sequence for young children. Eighty children between the ages of 4 and 8 years were interviewed individually. A version of the Emotions Situations Questionnaire was used, asking children to self-predict the occurrence of 5 emotions (happy, loving, sad, angry, and scared) on a 5-point scale of intensity to each of 15 a...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Child Development; Developmental Psychology; Developmental Stages; Emotional Development; Emotional Experience; Foreign Countries; Young Children
|ERIC ED357891: The Cognitive Consequences of Collaboration: Why Ask How? - ERIC|
The outcomes of collaboration provide an incomplete and potentially misleading picture of cognitive change, one that is clarified by examining the collaborative processes themselves. Results from a study illustrate the dangers of focusing solely on the consequences of collaboration and emphasize why the analysis of collaborative processes is essential. In the study, 180 children between 6 and 8 years of age were given a pretest in which they predicted the movement of a mathematical balance beam ...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Cognitive Development; Cognitive Processes; Cooperation; Problem Solving; Research Methodology; Research Problems; Young Children
|Extension on the Go - Episode 80 - Eat Smart Initiative - Debbie Johnson|
Program that teaches preschoolers about health and nutrition
Keywords: healthy habits; teaching young children about healthy choices; preschool nutrtion program
|Swim Club Members Address Township Committee# 4; What about the kids? - MiddletownMike|
This audio clip contains the comments of a concerned members of the Middletown Swim and Tennis Club who addressed the Middletown Township Committee about the sudden news that Swim and Tennis Club would not be operations for this coming summer season, at the Middletown Township Committee Meeting that took place on Tuesday, January 19, 2012. This young person asked "What about the kids?" This is the 4th audio clip posted on the subject
Keywords: Middletown Swim and Tennis Club; Middletown Township Committee; Middletown NJ; club members; young children
|Swim Club Members Address Township Committee #5; Tom Wilkens comments - MiddletownMike|
This audio clip contains the comments of former Middletown Township Committeeman Tom Wilkens a former commissioner of the Swim Club Utility and member of the Middletown Swim and Tennis Club.He addressed the Middletown Township Committee about the sudden news that Swim and Tennis Club would not be operational for this coming summer season, at the Middletown Township Committee Meeting that took place on Tuesday, January 19, 2012...
Keywords: Middletown swim and Tennis Club; Middletown Township Committee; Middletown NJ; club members; young children; Tom Wilkens
|ERIC ED335124: Emergence of Autobiographical Memory at Age 4. - ERIC|
This paper proposes an explanation for the onset of autobiographical memory at about 4 years of age. It seems likely that normal middle-class 3-year-olds have not yet mastered language as a representational system. Research suggests that children learn the social and cultural forms of narrative memory in talk with others. It is hypothesized that children's experience with language as an external representational system will strongly influence its use as an internal representational system, and t...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Age Differences; Cognitive Development; Developmental Psychology; Language Acquisition; Memory; Psycholinguistics; Recall (Psychology); Young Children
|ERIC ED335855: Toy Libraries and Lekotek in an International Perspective. Handicap Research Group Report No. 11. - ERIC|
This study surveyed knowledgeable persons in 37 countries in order to describe, from an international perspective, toy libraries and lekoteks serving children with disabilities. The study showed that there are more than 4,500 toy libraries or lekoteks in 31 countries, with preliminary planning activities taking place in still more countries. Three major types of toy libraries emerged: (1) toy libraries that are community based and provide toy loan and services to any child or family; (2) lekotek...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Disabilities; Foreign Countries; Libraries; Recreational Activities; Surveys; Toys; Young Children
|ERIC ED338354: The Effects of Misleading Information on Children's Memory for a Real-Life Event. - ERIC|
This study examined the effects of misleading information on children's memory for a real-life event. In play sessions involving an experimenter, 36 6-year-olds and 36 9-year-olds individually participated by playing games with a research assistant. In the sessions, six critical items were present: two items identified the room; two identified the experimenter; and two identified the action. After 2 weeks, children returned and were read a narrative containing four pieces of suggested informatio...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Age Differences; Long Term Memory; Recall (Psychology); Recognition (Psychology); Young Children
|ERIC ED338048: Object Affectedness and the Acquisition of Novel Verbs. - ERIC|
A study investigated the validity of a linking rule of object affectedness; the rule states that an argument is expressed as the direct object of a verb if its referent is specified as affected in a specific way in the semantic representation of the verb. Specifically, the study examined whether the principle determines which argument will be encoded as direct object and which as oblique object ("Dan stuffed the hamper with laundry," or "Dan stuffed laundry into the hamper")...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Language Acquisition; Language Research; Linguistic Theory; Semantics; Syntax; Verbs; Young Children
|ERIC ED322422: Families of Adolescent Parents: Predictors of Developmental Outcomes. - ERIC|
This study examined ways in which contact with family members, in particular the teenage mother's own mother and partner, would be related to developmental outcomes in middle childhood in both black and white families. Also investigated were factors (mother's income, age, level of education, and home environment) that could affect these relationships. Data were obtained from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, and included a subset of female youth (N=338) who had been teenage mothers and ...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Adolescents; Child Development; Developmental Stages; Early Parenthood; Family Relationship; Mothers; Racial Differences; Young Children
|ERIC ED332805: Temperament and Self-Soothing Behavior in Children: Object Attachment and Thumbsucking. - ERIC|
A new measure of temperament, Rothbart's Children's Behavior Questionnaire (CBQ), was used to compare children with attachments to objects and those without such attachments. Comparisons were used to determine whether temperament differences between children with and without a history of object attachment held for children with and without a history of thumb- and finger-sucking. Findings were expected to improve understanding of the origins of children's self-soothing behaviors...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Affective Behavior; Attachment Behavior; Comparative Analysis; Individual Development; Individual Differences; Personality; Young Children
|ERIC ED324703: Third Grade Children's Comprehension of "Monkey, Monkey" as a Function of Verbal and Visual Recall. Final Report. - ERIC|
To determine children's "dramatic literacy" and the modal sources of their inferences, a study interviewed 45 Kansas third graders in regard to a theater production of "Monkey, Monkey." Two-thirds of the children reported that third graders in another city would enjoy this production "a lot." A majority found the play easy to understand--attributing this ease both to the play and their cognitive abilities--and preferred theater over television primarily for its "more real" dimension...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Audience Response; Comprehension; Grade 3; Primary Education; Recall (Psychology); Theater Arts; Young Children
|ERIC ED329836: Tobacco Talk: Educating Young Children about Tobacco. Suggestions for Teachers, Parents, and Other Care Providers of Children to Age 10. - ERIC|
This book provides adults with specific suggestions and advice for talking with children about the health and social hazards of tobacco use. The first two chapters provide background information and general principles for talking about tobacco with children up to the age of 10. Each of the following five chapters focuses on one topic about tobacco and presents suggestions for talking about that topic in detail...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Advertising; Children; Drug Education; Elementary Education; Health Education; Prevention; Smoking; Tobacco; Young Children
|ERIC ED378615: Television: A Communication Tool To Help Your Children. - ERIC|
Television has a pervasive presence in our lives and connects us to a larger world. Children spend more time watching television than any other activity (except sleeping). According to Bernard Percy, television can have a positive effect on children: it can build vocabulary, stimulate interests and motivate actions. Parents should consider doing some of the following: support successful educational programming in their child's school; encourage their child to watch imaginative programming; help ...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Emotional Response; Parent Role; Primary Education; Television; Television Viewing; Violence; Young Children
|ERIC ED312078: Planning Block Play Experiences for Young Children. - ERIC|
Playing with blocks can facilitate the creative, social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of young children. This article presents information and activities concerning block play and its role in young children's experience. Topics covered include: (1) types of blocks; (2) selection of blocks and accessories; (3) planning of the environment and activities for encouraging creativity and development...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Classroom Techniques; Early Childhood Education; Guidelines; Play; Teacher Role; Young Children
|ERIC ED313136: Meaning the Missing Piece. - ERIC|
Issues of meaning have become central concerns of research on language development. There are at least four reasons for the neglect of meaning by earlier researchers. First, Chomsky's original theory assumed that syntax could be described and explained independently of meaning. Second, linguists had long assumed that semantics was too messy and difficult to get involved in. Third, psychologists viewed semantics as too easy and transparent...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Classification; Cognitive Processes; Concept Formation; Developmental Psychology; Research Needs; Research Problems; Semantics; Young Children
|ERIC ED313111: Young Children's Problem-Solving Strategies: An Observational Study. Alternative Assessments of Handicapped Children: A Series of Technical Reports and Working Papers. Technical Report No. 1. - ERIC|
The purpose of this study was to identify features of young children's behavior that contribute to effective problem solving. A total of 24 children 4 and 5 years of age, half from low socioeconomic status (SES) families and half from high, were observed while performing perceptual/performance cognitive tasks. Five tasks were presented. All test sessions were videotaped, and observers coded behavior using a continuous time sampling procedure...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Alternative Assessment; Cognitive Measurement; Performance Factors; Problem Solving; Social Differences; Socioeconomic Status; Young Children
|ERIC ED348172: Children's Response to First Dental Visit as a Function of Age. - ERIC|
This study was designed to identify the age at which children who are between 1 and 8 years old display the least anxiety during their first dental visit. Parents completed a survey that asked for the child's gender, age at first dental visit, and general reaction to the first visit. Children's reactions were classified as resistant, anxious, comfortable, and enjoyable. Results indicated that children who were between 2.5 and 3.5 years of age exhibited less anxiety than children at other ages...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Age Differences; Anxiety; Childhood Attitudes; Dental Evaluation; Young Children
|ERIC ED364337: Children's Use of Babytalk in Response to Target Facial Maturity. - ERIC|
This study examined children's speech to other children who varied in facial maturity. Subjects were 20 children, aged 48 to 68 months, who were randomly assigned to see drawings of either a "babyfaced" or "maturefaced" child. Subjects were shown the picture and told that the child in the picture was 3 years old; subjects were then instructed to tell the child in the picture how to make a sandwich...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Age Differences; Context Effect; Interpersonal Communication; Maturity (Individuals); Young Children
|ERIC ED361084: Children's Conceptions of Work and Play: Exploring an Alternative to the Discounting Principle. - ERIC|
Factors such as an expected reward have been shown to severely undermine individuals' intrinsic interest in a given task. This "overjustification effect," or "discounting principle," has been demonstrated across the life span, except in the case of young children, who have been shown to be incapable of engaging in this cognitive process. This study investigated whether the negative effect resulting from socially-learned stereotypes of work and play would lead to decreasing intrinsic interest in ...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Age Differences; Early Childhood Education; Play; Rewards; Social Cognition; Socialization; Work Attitudes; Young Children
|ERIC ED327295: Microcomputers and Young Children. Short Report. - ERIC|
This ERIC Short Report on the use of microcomputers with young children provides a brief summary of related research and discussion of the ways computers can be used by educators and their students. Profiles of computer applications concern computer literacy, computer-assisted instruction, computer programming, computer art, word processing, and administrative uses. (RH)
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Computer Oriented Programs; Computer Uses in Education; Early Childhood Education; Microcomputers; Young Children
|ERIC ED313002: Comparing Children's Typing Skills Using the Dvorak and QWERTY Keyboards on a Microcomputer. - ERIC|
This study compared the typing efficiency of four young children (5 to 6 years of age) who were novice typists on the Dvork and QWERTY keyboards. A copying program on an Apple IIc microcomputer functioned as the training instrument. Although the children did not acquire proficient touch typing skills, they did type accurate responses faster, keep their hands positioned on the home row when they began typing, and show some conditioning to key locations when using the Dvorak keyboard...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Comparative Analysis; Intermode Differences; Keyboarding (Data Entry); Microcomputers; Observation; Primary Education; Young Children
|ERIC ED338327: Objective Desirability: Bad Outcomes, Conflicting Desires and Children's Concept of Competition. - ERIC|
Two studies looked into the ability of 3- to 5-year-olds to understand the idea that a person who intends to bring about a bad outcome will be pleased when he does so. Previous studies had conflicting outcomes; one found children under age 7 did not understand the idea, while another found that most 5-year-olds did. The first of the two studies reported on in this document found that 3- and 4-year-olds had difficulty perceiving the agent as happy with the negative act, but understood the concept...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Competition; Comprehension; Concept Formation; Conflict; Developmental Stages; Emotional Development; Social Cognition; Young Children
|ERIC ED310844: When is a Schema not a Schema? The Case of Gender Schema. - ERIC|
Because schemas are often defined imprecisely and intuitively, the term "schema" is often misapplied in research. Consequently, researchers may fail to understand the complete scope of the phenomenon they are studying. Discussions of children's gender schema development and the influence of the gender schema on children's social information processing are adversely affected by such ambiguity. Gender schema approaches contain two primary, interrelated views of schema: (1) a knowledge-based approa...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Cognitive Processes; Cognitive Structures; Definitions; Individual Development; Schemata (Cognition); Schematic Studies; Young Children
|ERIC ED358954: Social Strategies and Sociometric Status within the Context of Social Problem Types. - ERIC|
Using a detailed classification of 25 social strategies, this study investigated the relationship between children's sociometric status and their use of social strategies. Subjects were 220 boys, 5 to 7 years of age, who were classified into sociometric status types of popular, average, or rejected. Each subject generated as many responses as possible to four stories depicting different social problems: object conflict, object loss or damage, group entry, and activity conflict...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Interpersonal Competence; Males; Peer Relationship; Popularity; Prosocial Behavior; Social Behavior; Sociometric Techniques; Young Children
|ERIC ED354060: Is an Integrated "Child-Centered, Family-Focused, Community-Based" Prevention System Possible? or Are We Just "Pipe-Dreaming"? - ERIC|
The process of reforming human services involves a true understanding of the meaning of child-centered, family-focused, community-based services, and the creation of the system that these concepts demand. The concept of "child-centered services" acknowledges that children are entitled to have their basic needs met in a manner that guarantees maximum opportunity for personal fulfillment and achievement...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Child Welfare; Community Resources; Community Role; Community Services; Human Services; State Aid; Young Children
|ERIC ED351145: Children and Transition Time. - ERIC|
Daily transitions in early childhood centers and classrooms include periods when children are completing one activity, preparing to begin a new activity, and moving from place to place in a room or building. Transition activities involve teaching techniques that prepare learners to listen, relax, sit down, move between locations or activities, and apply their learning. Criteria to consider when planning transition activities include the purpose and length of the activity, activities that precede...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Class Activities; Early Childhood Education; Songs; Teaching Methods; Young Children
|ERIC ED341513: Home Activities of 3- to 8-Year-Olds. Statistics in Brief. - ERIC|
Information on children's activities in the home with other family members was collected in the 1991 National Household Education Survey. The premise of the survey was that readiness for school may be affected by experiences that children bring with them to the classroom. Data were collected by telephone from the parents and guardians of 13,892 children of 3 to 8 years between February and April of 1991...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Family Environment; National Surveys; Parent Influence; Reading Aloud to Others; Recreational Activities; School Readiness; Television Viewing; Young Children
|ERIC ED341265: Early Childhood: Theories, Research and Implications for Bilingual Education. - ERIC|
Two theoretical frameworks, which underlie education programs for young Limited-English-Proficient (LEP) children, are explored: cognitive/developmental and maturational/linguistic theories. The cognitive/developmental view supports the idea that intellectual and language growth and learning are action oriented and variable among young children and are affected by factors such as direct experiences with the physical and social worlds...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Bilingual Education; Cognitive Development; Early Childhood Education; Language Acquisition; Limited English Speaking; Linguistic Theory; Sociolinguistics; Young Children
|ERIC ED358628: Family Support Services. ARCH Factsheet Number 22. - ERIC|
This two-page fact sheet summarizes typical approaches, programs, and resources in the area of family support and respite programs for families with special needs. Principles of family support programs are listed, stressing the common goal of increasing the ability of families to successfully nurture children. Typical components of such programs are also listed, including life skills training, parent information classes and support groups, information and referral services, auxiliary support ser...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Children; Crisis Intervention; Disabilities; Family Programs; Program Development; Respite Care; Social Support Groups; Young Children
|ERIC ED379091: Staff Screening Tool Kit: Keeping the Bad Apples Out of Your Organization. - ERIC|
During the past decade, community-serving organizations have encountered increasing pressure to implement comprehensive screening of program staff to reduce the risks inherent in working with vulnerable populations, such as young children. This screening "tool kit" suggests a process of staff screening based on the requirements of the position, the nature of the contact with clients, and legal limitations on the use of screening tools...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Adults; Community Organizations; Employment Interviews; Legal Responsibility; Older Adults; Personnel Policy; Personnel Selection; Preschool Education; Recruitment; Young Children
|ERIC ED357328: Child Nurture and Education: Searching for Promises in the Midst of Perils. - ERIC|
Parents, teachers, and other caregivers need to be aware of certain fundamental concepts to protect children from assault, abuse, and neglect. Among other things, children need: to understand what being a "stranger" means; to have sources of self-esteem (that thrive when children are loved unconditionally); to have good communication with various caretakers; to know that adults make mistakes; to know the importance of telling about abusive situations; to receive smiles, hugs and kisses, etc., fr...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Class Size; Early Childhood Education; Emergent Literacy; Family Environment; Parent Participation; Reading Instruction; Young Children
|ERIC ED356464: Helping Your Child Use the Library. - ERIC|
One of the most important things parents can do is to help their children to develop a love of reading and a love of the library. Parents can: take their children to the library; give books rather than other types of gifts; work with librarians to acquaint children with the library. Teachers can help children by assigning simple projects which require library usage. Librarians are generally helpful individuals who will assist children with the card catalog and the Dewey Decimal System...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Elementary Secondary Education; Library Instruction; Library Role; Library Skills; Parent Participation; Parent Student Relationship; Young Children
|ERIC ED355028: Experience and Processing Capacity in Cognitive Development: A PDP Approach. - ERIC|
Cognitive development is driven by experience, but is mediated by domain general processes, which include learning, induction, and analogy. The concepts children understand, and the strategies they develop based on that understanding, depend on the complexity of the representation they can construct. Conceptual complexity can be defined in terms of the number of independent dimensions that need to be represented...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Cognitive Development; Cognitive Mapping; Cognitive Processes; Concept Formation; Models; Schemata (Cognition); Thinking Skills; Young Children
|ERIC ED355513: "Whistle for Willie," Lost Puppies, and Cartoon Dogs: The Sociocultural Dimensions of Young Children's Composing, or Toward Unmelting Pedagogical Pots. - ERIC|
No greater challenge currently faces the schools than articulating what a literacy curriculum for sociocultural diversity might look like. And yet the literature on young school children's composing has dealt only peripherally with this issue. In this theoretical essay, it is argued that, even for young children, the composing of both oral and written texts (i.e., planning, responding, revising) is a distinctly sociocultural process that involves making decisions, conscious or otherwise, about h...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Cultural Differences; Elementary School Students; Emergent Literacy; Literacy; Primary Education; Sociocultural Patterns; Writing Processes; Writing Research; Young Children
|ERIC ED353082: Playground Development Guidelines for School Systems. - ERIC|
Although the value of play in child development has been questioned in the past, it is now widely accepted that high-quality play environments and time for play are essential in the educational and developmental program for young children. Each school needs a master plan for developing school playgrounds: a plan that pays special attention to site features, the age groups to be served, the number of children, and the children's special needs...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Child Development; Educational Equipment; Elementary Education; Equipment Maintenance; Facility Planning; Physical Disabilities; Playgrounds; Safety; Young Children
|ERIC ED367456: National Poison Prevention Week Promotional Materials. - ERIC|
This collection of materials for parents, early childhood workers, the elderly, and anyone in situations requiring safeguards against poisoning, spans the years 1993 and 1994 and is intended to promote National Poison Prevention Week. The materials included are: (1) the 31-page, illustrated report on National Poison Prevention Week for 1993, published by the Poison Prevention Week Council and including a presidential proclamation of National Poison Prevention Week, remarks by several chairperson...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Accident Prevention; Child Caregivers; Health Materials; Health Promotion; Older Adults; Parents; Poisoning; Poisons; Safety; Young Children
|ERIC ED387332: Chinese Young Children's Conceptions of "Life". - ERIC|
The study reported in this paper intended to trace what Chinese children think about life and identify their naive theories. Fifty-eight 5-year-old children in Taiwan from 39 kindergartens were interviewed using a semi-structured instrument. Results indicate that preschool children have preconceptions about the concept of life even before entering elementary school. Some naive theories expressed by the students include movement theory, function theory, growth theory, organ theory, response theor...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Animals; Cultural Influences; Curriculum Development; Foreign Countries; Interviews; Misconceptions; Plants (Botany); Preschool Education; Science Education; Theories; Young Children
|ERIC ED353049: Planners' Conference on Integration and the Least Restrictive Environment for Young Children. Conference Proceedings (Chicago, Illinois, December 7-8, 1988). - ERIC|
This document describes the proceedings of a conference of early childhood education planners on the provision of the least restrictive environment (LRE) for young children with disabilities. The goal of the conference was to positively impact on the development of state early childhood plans in the areas of integration and the provision of the LRE. Topics discussed included: (1) major issues facing states as they develop policies and practices for providing appropriate early childhood special e...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Disabilities; Educational Environment; Mainstreaming; Planning; Policy; Preschool Education; Social Integration; Special Education; Special Needs Students; Young Children
|ERIC ED362331: Language Development Component: Full Day Kindergarten Program 1991-92. Final Evaluation Report. Elementary and Secondary Education Act--Chapter 2. - ERIC|
The purpose of the 1991-92 Columbus (Ohio) Public Schools Full Day Kindergarten program was to improve the level of achievement of first-grade pupils by providing an additional half-day of kindergarten experience for 952 pupils in selected schools. This extra time allowed the students to participate in activities that were designed to enhance their growth and achievement; to give instruction in performing and creative arts, humanities, and ethics; to provide activities in physical fitness and he...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Academic Achievement; Educational Improvement; Extended School Day; Kindergarten; Language Acquisition; Language Enrichment; Primary Education; Program Effectiveness; Young Children
|ERIC ED384863: Literacy for Life: Report on Partnerships for Children's Literacy. - ERIC|
This report contains a summary of ideas presented at a series of meetings in 1990 on children's literacy sponsored by the Ontario (Canada) Ministry of Education as well as a listing of specific proposal for future action. Named "Partnerships for Children's Literacy," the project focused on community partnerships that currently exist, or that could be formed, to support literacy development in young children...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Elementary Education; Emergent Literacy; Foreign Countries; Language Acquisition; Literacy; Program Descriptions; Program Implementation; School Community Relationship; Young Children
|ERIC ED336184: From Anticipation to Reflection: Biological, Cognitive and Social Underpinnings of Children's Understanding of Intentionality. - ERIC|
This paper discusses factors that relate to the development of children's theory of mind. Cognitive and biosocial views of the development of theory of mind are distinquished. The paper maintains that all cultures recognize the intentional personhood of children in the first two years, though they vary in their methods of dealing with this personhood. In support of this claim, a study of the similarities and differences in the ways Western white middle-class parents and Samoan parents treat infa...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Biological Influences; Cognitive Development; Epistemology; Intention; Piagetian Theory; Self Concept; Social Experience; Socialization; Young Children